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Director, Assistant General Counsel

DaVita Kidney Care
$146,600- $215,300
Posted Jun 27
Full Time
Denver, Colorado

2000 16th Street, Denver, Colorado, 80202, United States of America

As a legal department, we are committed to cultivating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace in which all Teammates feel that they are treated with respect, are valued for the skills and qualities they contribute and belong. We also believe that diversity extends beyond traditional protected classes to the fullness of lived experiences and backgrounds. Our investment in Diversity & Belonging means that we are better able to harness the wide range of talents and perspectives among our teammates to develop collaborative, creative, and effective solutions to an array of business challenges; but most importantly, because it is simply the right thing to do.

At DaVita, we strive to be a community first and a company second. We want all teammates to experience DaVita as "a place where I belong." Our goal is to embed Diversity & Belonging into everything we do in our Village, so that it becomes part of who we are. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. As such, individuals are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

No Brag, Just Fact!

Over the last decade, we set out to be the world's greatest dialysis company, and over the next decade, we're poised to build the greatest healthcare community the world has ever seen. When you join the DaVita Village, you're joining a winning team. Through our commitment to training, growth and quality, we consistently achieve superior clinical outcomes while giving teammates the opportunity to excel in an award-winning environment that enables them to thrive both professionally and personally.

This position will be based in either of the following locations: DaVita’s World Headquarters in Denver, Colorado or our corporate business office in El Segundo, California.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The person in this position will be responsible for providing advice and guidance on a wide variety of labor and employment issues that arise from the day-to-day operations of a growing, complex public company operating in a heavily regulated environment. This position will also be responsible for managing employment-related litigation, including agency complaints. They will be part of a team that focuses on creating new strategies to support our teammates and drive efficiencies while ensuring that DaVita leads the way in being the Partner and Employer of Choice.

The following duties and responsibilities generally reflect the expectations of this position but are not intended to be all inclusive.

  • Providing guidance to the Company, Senior Executives, and the Company’s People Services team on the full gamut of employment, human resource and labor matters, including all policies and procedures.
  • Overseeing labor and employment litigation where DaVita is a party, including managing costs to ensure effective use of resources.
  • Investigating or overseeing the investigation of complaints by teammates (employees) concerning violations of company policy or related issues.
  • Managing interaction with EEOC, DOL, DOJ, including response and defense of inquiries and investigations.
  • Providing training to the Company’s People Services team and/or managers on labor and employment legal issues.
  • Advising senior management and DaVita business units on employment compliance and risk management in order to accomplish business objectives without undue risk.
  • Keeping the Company’s senior management abreast of significant labor and employment decisions, legislation and regulatory rulings that may affect the Company’s business or policy.
  • Developing a thorough understanding of and familiarity with the Company's business, its people, markets, facilities, customers and competitors in order to identify trends and formulate appropriate structures and strategies.
  • Drafting, reviewing, analyzing and negotiating employment-related agreements including consulting, severance, incentive, noncompetition and confidentiality agreements.
  • Establishing a rapport and working relationship with teammates at all levels in order to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel.
  • Performing special assignments or projects.
  • Must be able to travel a minimum of 15%.

A successful candidate will meet the following qualifications and characteristics:

  • J.D. Degree with minimum of 12 years of legal experience
  • State bar qualification and good standing
  • Law firm experience required; additional in-house experience a plus
  • Strong alignment with DaVita’s Mission and Core Values
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Unquestioned integrity and ethics
  • Assertive and a self-starter
  • Maturity and strong interpersonal skills; one whose counsel and judgment are actively sought
  • Keen understanding of business and commerce, the ability to diagnose legal problems, and present positive, creative solutions and alternatives for management
  • Bright individual who is a “quick study” and grasps issues quickly. Not hindered by an overly bureaucratic and structured approach to solving problems.
  • Significant experience advising on complex wage and hour issues at the state and federal level.
  • Possesses good stamina and humor. Able to work well under pressure in a fast moving, dynamic company.
  • Maturity and flexibility to work effectively with senior management, subordinates and operations personnel.
  • Interpersonal skills to be team participant with legal background rather than just the lawyer to the team.
  • Key ability to accomplish tasks of both a recurring nature up to complicated analysis in a high volume, fast-paced environment.

Here is what you can expect when you join our Village:

  • A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter.
  • Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
  • Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
  • A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation. Enter text here

Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."

Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today.

Go to http://careers.davita.com to learn more or apply.

What We’ll Provide:

More than just pay, our DaVita Rewards package connects teammates to what matters most. Teammates are eligible to begin receiving benefits on the first day of the month following or coinciding with one month of continuous employment. Below are some of our benefit offerings.

  • Comprehensive benefits: Medical, dental, vision, 401(k) match, paid time off, PTO cash out
  • Support for you and your family: Family resources, EAP counseling sessions, access Headspace®, backup child and elder care, maternity/paternity leave and more
  • Professional development programs: DaVita offers a variety of programs to help strong performers grow within their career and also offers on-demand virtual leadership and development courses through DaVita’s online training platform StarLearning.

At DaVita, we strive to be a community first and a company second. We want all teammates to experience DaVita as "a place where I belong." Our goal is to embed Diversity & Belonging into everything we do in our Village, so that it becomes part of who we are. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. As such, individuals are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Salary/ Wage Range

$146,600.00 - $215,300.00 / year

Compensation for the role will depend on a number of factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies and experience and may fall outside of the range shown. DaVita offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k match, healthcare coverage and a broad range of other benefits. Learn more at https://careers.davita.com/benefits